BARROW AFC striker Dom Telford is excited by the prospect of a change of role.

Telford was used in the number 10 role in the 5-1 pre-season victory over Holker Old Boys AFC last weekend.

While the frontman has played there before in his career, it is not something he has done too often as a Bluebird.

But Telford says should he be asked to play there going forward this season, then he is more than happy to take on the role.

Speaking to the club’s official website, he said: “I really enjoyed it (playing as a 10). You know we’ve not had long to work on patterns and where we are going to be.

“It will come in the next few weeks where it sort of becomes second nature in terms of where the ball is and where you need to be.

“It (playing No 10) is something I think I have got in my locker and I’m looking forward to hopefully being able to express myself in that position, and get on the ball and create chances, and score some goals.

“I’ve had different roles in my career, and if I can affect the team positively, and you know I feel like I can in that position, then I’ll really be looking forward to it.”

Telford was on target for the Bluebirds in the friendly win, and he says he always enjoys finding the net whatever the occasion.

He added: “I know I can finish, and I back myself every time I’m playing, and I want to score goals.

“I know it’s not in the league and it’s not in a big cup game or a play-off game, but every goal matters for me and it’s just getting them habits in.

“You know come the first game of the season hopefully I’m ready to go and I’ve got that feel for scoring goals.

“If I can do that and help the team then I will be more than happy.”

Telford said it was good to get 45 minutes under his belt at the weekend after a week of hard pre-season training.

“We had a tough week,” he said. “First week back is always challenging, but it’s good to meet the new lads and get the group together.

“We got some good minutes in the legs and saw some good patterns.

“I think all of the lads are happy to be back and happy back in a routine and getting the work in.

“And I think we are now looking forward for a few more games and getting ready for the season.

“It’s been tough. We’ve got some really good work in.”

The Barrow attacker says even at this early stage he can see that his team-mates are raring to go.

He added: “We’ve got a fit group and I think as a club we have lads that graft and give everything for the shirt every week.

“You can see in the first few days (of being back in training) that everyone has looked after themselves. The game has changed a little bit now and you need to do that to give yourself a chance in pre-season.

“The lads are in really good shape, so it’s positive, it’s exciting and we are all looking forward to getting some more games under our belt and to keep winning.

“As much as it’s pre-season, and it’s about fitness and getting the patterns in, we want to win, and we want to build on last season and kick on again.”